Bursaspor have been relegated for the first time since the professional Turkish league began in 1959 despite a 1-0 win against Samsunspor.
Victory in vain
Istanbulspor AS, Akçaabat Sebatspor and Çaykur Rizespor were all also victorious, meaning Bursaspor join long-relegated Adanaspor and Elazigspor in the drop. Okan Yilmaz scored Bursaspor's only goal.
Balili the hero
A 2-0 win against Konyaspor kept Istanbulspor up, Israeli striker Pini Balili scoring both goals for the visitors. Akcaabat came from behind twice to beat MKE Ankaragücü 3-2 with Orhan Kaynak claiming the winner in a game where all goals came in the first half.
Meanwhile, Serkan Özdemir's penalty gave Rizespor a crucial 1-0 victory against third-placed Besiktas JK. Sakaryaspor AS, Erciyesspor and Büyüksehir Belediyesi Ankaraspor are the three sides that will replace Bursaspor, Adanaspor and Elazigspor.
Champions Fenerbahçe SK lost 4-2 at home to Malatyaspor on Friday, meaning their eventual victory margin was closed to four points by Trabzonspor following a 2-2 draw against Gençlerbirligi SK, who the league runners-up had beaten 4-0 in the Turkish Cup final. Trabzonspor join Fenerbahçe in next season's UEFA Champions League with Besiktas and Gençlerbirligi entering the UEFA Cup.
Galatasaray miss out
Gaziantepspor finished in fourth after winning 4-1 against Diyarbakirspor, aided by a Hasan Özer hat-trick. Galatasaray SK missed out on Europe after finishing sixth, but ended by coming from behind to beat bottom side Elazigspor 3-1 behind closed doors. Adanaspor's Superleague stay ended with a 4-1 win against fifth-placed Denizlispor who were reduced to ten men when Ersen Martin was dismissed after 53 minutes with the score at 2-0.
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